Blocktoberfest returns to Petworth on October 13th! RSVP today!

Blocktoberfest returns to Petworth on October 13th! RSVP today!

Come out and enjoy the weather and some community gemütlichkeit over a good bier!

Join the Randolph Block Club Saturday October 13th from 2pm to 8pm!

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Developers, rats and grants: Notes from ANC 4C's September meeting

Developers, rats and grants: Notes from ANC 4C's September meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C held it's regularly scheduled monthly meeting on September 12th at the Petworth Library. If you couldn't make it... here's some notes about zoning issues, poop on Roosevelt’s softball field, rats and more.

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Good times! Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home is Sept 30th!

Good times! Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home is Sept 30th!

The Friends of the Soldiers’ Home and the Armed Forces Retirement Home are hosting their annual Fall Fun Fest on Sunday, September 30th from 9am to 5pm at the AFRH. Come out to enjoy an antique auto show, music, an art show, petting zoo, bobbing for apple, a pumpkin carving competition and much more.

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Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt High School has a robust international studies program, managed by Julian Hipkins III, the Global Studies Coordinator at the school. The school is hosting students from Spain and France in October, and is looking for a dozen or so families in the local area to host visiting students from France for a two week stay here in Petworth.

Volunteer and host a student (or two!).

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Councilmember’s Corner: Addressing maternal mental health disorders 

Councilmember’s Corner: Addressing maternal mental health disorders 

One significant but often overlooked component of maternal and infant well-being is mental health. According to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, at least 20% of mothers suffer from pregnant and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

After studying the problem more closely, I knew something had to be done. I am proud to report that legislation I introduced in 2017 to improve maternal mental healthcare has recently become official law in the District of Columbia.

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Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Here in Petworth, neighbor Carol Herwig, who regularly cleans up Grant Circle, is planning a clean-up of the small triangular park north of Grant Circle on Sunday, September 22nd at 10am.

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Wildflowers are blooming with the rain in Petworth

Wildflowers are blooming with the rain in Petworth

Summer is starting to wind down in Petworth, but the amount of rain sure hasn’t! And while the clouds have been hiding the sun for some time, the Sunflowers have been out in full force. These giants of the aster family are the quintessential summer flower and make some tasty seeds, too.

Here’s a look at some of the more wild flowers you’ll find around the neighborhood.

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ABRA decides not to act on request to revoke the Trump Hotel's alcohol license

ABRA decides not to act on request to revoke the Trump Hotel's alcohol license

In a story first brought to light by Petworth News, seven members of the religious community in DC and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C submitted a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to have the alcohol license for the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue revoked. This week, ABRA made their decision.

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Lighthouse Yoga gets a second chance thanks to community support, and a potluck party next week

Lighthouse Yoga gets a second chance thanks to community support, and a potluck party next week

When Lighthouse Yoga Center was notified by our landlord in August that we needed to be out of our space in 30 days, we were heartbroken. We’re Petworth’s only source for high-quality Hatha Yoga, and we’re DC’s only Kundalini Yoga studio. Closing the studio would present a big loss to Petworth’s quality of life. 

But our neighbors weren’t ready to let us go!

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D September meeting

The next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting is on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30pm

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A Taste of Uptown brings you a wonderful taste of global cuisines from around the world, locally

A Taste of Uptown brings you a wonderful taste of global cuisines from around the world, locally

It’s September, which means it’s time for the first ever “Taste of Uptown,” a walking food tour on Wednesday, September 26th from 4 to 10pm. Mark your calendars if you haven’t done so already!

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DC and Petworth mystery writer George Pelecanos to give a reading at the Petworth Library

DC and Petworth mystery writer George Pelecanos to give a reading at the Petworth Library

Join the Library and Petworth Library Friends for an evening with celebrated DC author George Pelecanos who will discuss and read from his newest book The Man Who Came Uptown.  The event is Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm – 8:30pm at the Petworth Library. You must register for the event.

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